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The Jack & Friends series returns this June with award-winning children’ s performer Suzi Shelton and an incredible line up of guest musicians: 6/2 & 6/30 Meitar Forkosh (violin), 6/9 Jeff Litman (guitar), 6/16 TJ Robinson (trombone), 6/23 Chris Johnson (upright bass).
This free 5 week outdoor concert series for families with young children is sponsored by the Park Slope Library and Jack & Friends along with support from Park Slope Parents and OSH.
Giant bubbles by Park Slope Parents begin at 10 am on the lawn with the music starting at 10:30 am. Bring a blanket and some sunscreen and get ready to dance in the summer sunshine!
Jack & Friends is presented in celebration of Jack Roberts and his joyful spirit. His friends and family hope you enjoy it. This program is supported through the generosity of the John Merck Fund.

Brooklyn Utopias: Along the Canal is a multi-site exhibition, co-developed with Arts Gowanus, of artworks by more than 200 artists. On view outdoors at Coffey Park in Red Hook, outdoors at J.J. Byrne Playground in Park Slope, and indoors in the Great Room at the Old Stone House.

Indoor gallery hours are Noon – 3 pm Fridays – Sundays. The gallery may occasionally be closed due to space rentals for private events, please double check the calendar for the date you plan to visit.

Both the gallery and outdoor exhibits will be on view through June 26.

Participating artists consider what a “Utopia” (or ideal place) would look like for the communities of the neighborhoods bordering the Gowanus Canal. These include Gowanus, Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill, and Red Hook.

This project is part of the ongoing Brooklyn Utopias exhibition series, developed by OSH Contemporary Curator Katherine Gressel, that highlights the importance of artists and communities in helping shape the future of a changing Brooklyn.

Some artists in Brooklyn Utopias: Along the Canal celebrate iconic or beloved aspects of the neighborhoods’ past or present that already feel “utopian” and the importance of their preservation. Others comment on existing plans for the area during a time of rapid redevelopment and rezoning. With climate crises, gentrification, financial instability and an ongoing pandemic hitting these communities especially hard, many artists present their own visions for a greener, healthier and more equitable Gowanus. Others explore a broader idea of urban utopia, with both local and global implications.

For more details, including public programs associated with the exhibition, please visit our Exhibitions page.

Our biggest party of the year returns- get your ticket now for our adults only soiree in the playground!

Rock the House is an annual fundraising event that supports the beautification of the gardens and Park around the Old Stone House.

Enjoy delicious food and drinks from local restaurants, live music by Annie Keating and dancing to The FuMos.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-the-house-a-grown-up-benefit-party-for-the-osh-gardens-tickets-301956248267

Mary Allen, author of The Deep Limitless Air (Blue Light Press, May 10, 2022) will be in conversation with Sara Arnell, author of There Will Be Lobster (Savio Republic, July 20, 2021).

In addition to a stimulating discussion, there will be bagels and lox, unlimited mimosas, and coffee, and attendees will receive copies of both Mary and Sara’s books.

Proof of Covid vaccination will be required.

Sponsored by Brooklyn Social Media and The Old Stone House.

Get your ticket on Eventbrite, space is limited.

Get out your instrument and join Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam for an open, all-levels music session!

We play mostly Irish and Scottish tunes, with a smattering of other regions.  This all-levels jam is open to any acoustic instrument player and we focus on learning by ear while playing at an accessible speed.

Come join this super welcoming group as we play in the beautiful Old Stone House. Fully vaccinated adults should bring proof of vaccination, masks are required.

For more information on our group and events, explore our website at http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org and check out our FAQ at http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/faq/ .

What do you want your climate-changing future to look like?

Imagine and build your own utopian future for the Gowanus through collage making with Sunk Shore artists Carolyn Hall & Clarinda Mac Low.

Materials will provided, feel free to bring your own printed images if you want to.

This is an outdoor workshop (weather permitting) in the garden outside the Old Stone House. All ages are welcome to participate, please use this link to register on Eventbrite.

Carolyn and Clarinda’s work is currently on view in our Brooklyn Utopias: Along the Canal exhibition in the OSH Great Room & in Sunk Shore at Open Source Gallery.

The Rites of Spring, produced by The Puppeteers Cooperative, is an annual pageant of puppets, music and stories for all ages.

The Rites of Spring has a history of addressing current social issues and climate change, portraying our struggles for dignity, justice and renewal with beautiful imagery and humor. This Spring The Puppeteers Cooperative takes our rising oceans as it’s theme, a subject close to home for citizens of New York. Come delight in this whimsical, dynamic performance for neighbors and families.

Here are photos from a prior Rites of Spring, and the wonderful Neighborhood of Trees performance in October of 2021.